The Star Tarot Card Meaning and Art Marseilles Pattern Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Marseilles Pattern Tarot Deck
A typical French tarot pattern.
France, 18th Century
According to Many Schools of Thought
A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings
The Star, Dog-Star, or Sirius, also called fantastically the Star of the Magi. Grouped about it are seven minor luminaries, and beneath it is a naked female figure, with her left knee upon the earth and her right foot upon the water. She is in the act of pouring fluids from two vessels. A bird is perched on a tree near her; for this a butterfly on a rose has been substituted in some later cards. So also the Star has been called that of Hope. This is one of the cards which Court de Gebelin describes as wholly Egyptian-that is to say, in his own reverie.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
Hope, Expectation, Bright promises
Hopes not fulfilled, Expectations disappointed or fulfilled in a minor degree.
Papus's Divinatory Meanings